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The Right to an Effective Remedy for Victims of Trafficking in Persons: A Survey of International Law and Policy by Anne Gallagher

Remedies are a critical aspect of the international legal response to trafficking, confirming the status of trafficked persons as victims of crime and victims of human rights abuse. Over the past decade, States and the international community have come to better understand the true consequences of trafficking – an essential prerequisite to consensus on what constitutes ‘effective” and “appropriate’ remedies for trafficking-related harm. There have also been great improvements in the articulation and acceptance of legal obligations owed by States to prevent and respond to such harm. Unfortunately, and despite this important progress, victims of trafficking very rarely receive the justice to which they are entitled.  This paper sets out the international legal and policy framework that relates to remedies for victims of trafficking. Clarity about obligations and responsibility is important because it is on this foundation that strategies for improving access to justice for victims of trafficking can be developed, implemented, monitored and evaluated.

The Right to an Effective Remedy

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